There is no need for a carbon tax because dangerous global warming is not occurring.
Well, you have to admit that they've tried hard. Labor, that is. In April 2007 Kevin Rudd, before his election as prime minister, appointed distinguished social scientist Ross Garnaut to advise the party on global warming. A strange decision, that: ''Here's a scientific problem so let's appoint an economist to give us policy advice.''
Roll forward 18 months to September 2008 and the publication of the first Garnaut report, in which we find much esoteric economic advice on how to deal with an assumed global warming problem for which no independent scientific evidence was provided. Instead, Garnaut relied then, and still relies now, upon the alarmist and politicised ''science'' provided by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Unfortunately, the panel's reputation as a source of credible, impartial science advice was badly damaged by the leaked ''Climate-gate'' emails in November 2009, and has since continued to decline as evidence mounts for the controlling influence of environmental lobby groups on its activities.
Pass on again to February this year, past the final defeat of the emissions trading bill in the Senate in July 2009, the collapse of the Copenhagen climate talks in December 2009 and the rise of Julia Gillard to the prime ministership in June 2010. On February 10, Tim Flannery was appointed Climate Commissioner - presumably to provide a more friendly public face to the government's anti-global warming campaign. Unfortunately, Flannery's Gaia-esque style and his numerous failed climate prognostications undermine the credibility of the commission.
Source Link: theage.com.au